Warren’s cryptocurrency bill is being strongly opposed by the chamber of digital commerce


The Chamber of Digital Commerce is strongly opposing a measure that Senator Elizabeth Warren is supporting, claiming that it has the potential to destroy the cryptocurrency sector.

A measure causing waves in the crypto sea has taken a strong hit from the Chamber of Digital Commerce, which has urged the powerful senators on the Banking Committee to reject it. Why? The cryptocurrency sector is not pleased that Senator Elizabeth Warren and Chair Sherrod Brown are considering this measure, which is named the Digital Asset Anti-Money Laundering Act (DAAMLA). Some have compared it to launching a bomb on the whole digital asset market.

The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Perianne Boring, is quite vocal about this. The DAAMLA contract, she writes in a letter she brought directly to Brown’s desk, poses a threat to American economic and national security. She claims that if this law is passed, it would destroy American investments and cause startup values to plummet by billions of dollars. The demands of this law are out there; therefore, Boring is right. As if you were to ask a pen manufacturer to keep tabs on every pen user on the planet.

Not only is the CDC raising concerns, but so is the Blockchain Association. They sent a letter to Brown and other politicians, highlighting the positive impact of digital assets on the United States. The last thing anybody wants is for crypto enterprises to leave the nation, and that is their fear with this measure.

The DAAMLA, which Warren introduced in July 2023, is an effort to reduce the dodgy stuff—money laundering, sponsoring terrorists, etc. A lot of people believe it’s exaggerating the crypto-crime link, so the pressure against it is increasing.

It has become political, and it is about more than simply rules and statistics. Not only are Warren and Brown running for reelection, but John Deaton has also entered the race. He’s running for office as a Republican in an effort to unseat Warren.

But now things start to become interesting: The Treasury Department has intervened with information that casts doubt on Warren’s story. Treasury official Brian Nelson told a House committee that traditional banking institutions, not cryptocurrencies, are the main source of money laundering for terrorist organizations. After portraying cryptocurrency as the archenemy of the people, Warren had a little “oops” moment here.

Another senator who is criticizing Warren is Cynthia Lummis. While conventional banks are the true power brokers in the money-laundering ring, she notes that Warren is selectively using data to present crypto in a negative light.

The crypto industry is in danger of becoming subject to strict “know your customer” regulations, according to Warren’s bill. However, many argue that this is equal to limiting creativity. Their main concern is that this measure may unlawfully target cryptocurrency while ignoring the larger issue of underground money transfers.

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